Legalized prostitution has not reduced stigma or exploitation

Legalized prostitution has not reduced stigma or exploitation

Lauren Hersh for Equality Now – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN/EN) New York, New York, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: International human rights organization, Equality Now, has launched a campaign calling on the United Nationals to listen to survivors and address the root causes of sex trafficking and exploitation. ” The failed experiment to decriminalize or legalize the purchase […]

Crime novelist delves deep into Armenia’s illegal sex-trafficking industry

Crime novelist delves deep into Armenia’s illegal sex-trafficking industry

Lucine Kasbarian – WNN Features (WNN) Boston, Massachusetts, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Sexual slavery, forced labor and the extraction of body organs: These are the most common reasons for human trafficking, which represents an estimated $32 billion per year in international trade. In 2008, the United Nations estimated that nearly 2.5 million people from more than […]

Trafficked women and girls suffer under “critical risks” says IOM

Trafficked women and girls suffer under “critical risks” says IOM

WNN Breaking (WNN/IOM) Geneva, SWITZERLAND, EUROPE: In today’s increasingly mobile and interconnected world, migration has become an integral part of the lives of over 100 million women. At different stages of their lives, a growing proportion of these women leave their familiar surroundings to study, work, marry, reunite with their families or flee a dangerous […]

Trafficking victims should have legal redress and compensation – UN rights expert

Trafficking victims should have legal redress and compensation – UN rights expert

UN News Centre – Friday, 3 June, 2011 (originally published 1 June) 1 June 2011 – Victims of human trafficking have the right to seek legal redress and compensation for the violation of their rights, a United Nations expert said today, voicing concern that those trafficked were often treated as “instruments” of criminal investigation, rather […]

Lost Daughters – An ongoing tragedy in Nepal

Lost Daughters – An ongoing tragedy in Nepal

KAMALA SARUP, Nepal Correspondent with LYS ANZIA – WNN Features WNN Nepal – “In recent years, millions of women and girls have been trafficked across borders and within countries. The global trafficking industry generates an estimated five to seven billion U.S. dollars each year, more than the profits generated by the arms and narcotics trades,” […]